Herpetology Field Researchers

  • Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center
  • Newton, GA 39870, United States
  • Jan 19, 2018
Seasonal Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

The Herpetology Lab at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center is seeking three temporary field researchers to assist with ongoing field studies of amphibian and reptile communities. This position is a 3-month appointment beginning March 1, 2018. An additional 3- 6 month contract extension may be awarded. Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2018 and candidates must be able to begin work on March 1, 2018.

The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems, harboring a rich array of ecosystems ranging from 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests and is host to a suite of rare, threatened, and endemic herpetofauna.

Job Requirements: The successful candidates will be responsible for the following: 1) larval amphibian dipnetting surveys in depressional wetlands, 2) measuring and marking upland snakes captured in box trap arrays, 3) measuring and marking gopher tortoises captured using tomahawk traps, 4) measuring and marking lizards using drift fences, 5) data entry, and 6) assisting with a variety of additional field/lab activities, as needed.

The successful applicants must be in good physical condition and willing to work at night and on weekends, periodically. Applicants must be able to work in very hot, humid, and buggy conditions.

Qualifications: Qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university with coursework in wildlife ecology. Knowledge of southeastern herpetofauna is preferred.

Wages: $11.00 per hour with on site housing provided (No pets allowed). No benefits package is available.

To apply: Send a resume, including contact information of at least three references and a letter of application detailing your interest and qualifications by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org,  (Subject line) Herpetology Hourly Field Researcher. Information may also be mailed to: Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Attn: Jennifer Howze, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, Georgia 39870, or FAXED to (229)734-4707. Please contact Jennifer Howze for specific questions related to this position at jhowze@jonesctr.org.

The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Ichauway, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/E-Verify Employer. Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States.

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$11.00 per hour with on site housing provided